What improovements in railway transpotation were brought about by new technology?
air brakes, car couplers, refrigerated
cars, sleeping cars, dining cars, standard
What were four of Thomas Edison's inventions?
phonograph, movie projector,
telephone transmitter, storage battery,
electric light bulb, power plants
what invetions improoved communicationin the late 1800"s?
telegraph, telephone, typewriter
What manufacturing did henry ford use to make his new aoutomoblile affordable?
Assembly lines allowed workers to
produce large quantities of automobiles
more quickly; mass production decreased
What is vertical integration?
acquiring companies that provide the
equipment and services needed by a
What action did congress take to control trusts and monopolies in reponse to pressure from the American People?
Congress passed the Sherman
What is collective barganing?
Unions representing all workers
collectively in bargaining with
management for improved working
conditions, hours, and pay
How did the Haymarket Riot of 1886 affect public opinion about the labor movement?
Violence turned public opinion against
the labor movement